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I have been knitting since I was about 8 years old. My mother taught me to knit and my parents encouraged me to explore all kinds of arts & crafts activities by providing me with the materials that ...

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The Big Red Barn

from Fifty Four Ten Studio
(6) Name: 'Knitting : The Big Red Barn
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Basic Skills Necessary:

  • cast on stitches
  • knit and purl confidently
  • knit two stitches together
  • sew up seams
  • basic sewing skills for embroidery
  • cast off stitches

Pattern Description:

This barn is so fun to knit! The red part of the barn is knit as one piece and seamed at the corners. Felt doors and windows are sewn on with embroidery floss. (I love layering materials!) The roof is knit separately and sewn on the top. There are detailed photo instructions in the pattern to walk you through all the steps!

For a special, memorable gift knit up this cute red barn and give it to a new baby or young child...along with a farm themed book.

The Big Red Barn knitting pattern is a tribute to the many fun farm themed children's books....especially "Big Red Barn" by Margaret Wise Brown. (The knitted barn is almost exactly the same height as the Big Red Barn board book.)

SKILL LEVEL: Easy/Intermediate. This pattern is tutorial style and includes LOTS of photos with step-by-step instructions.

YARN: I used Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Worsted 'Red Hot Passion' for barn and Berroco Vintage 'Cracked Pepper' for roof.


5 sts x 7 rows = 1" in stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished size: approximately 5 1/2" tall x 4 1/2" wide x 5" deep


  • 75 yards worsted weight yarn for barn
  • 60 yards worsted weight yarn for roof
  • Size 5 US knitting needles
  • Felt for windows & doors
  • DMC embroidery floss

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch markers
  • tapestry needle
  • sharp embroidery needle
  • poly-fil for stuffing
  • scissors

Suggested yarn:

135 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Worsted


'Red Hot Passion

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